In celebration of National Career Development Month in November, the Maine Career Development Association is sponsoring a statewide Poetry & Art contest, that is open to students and adults state-wide.
The Contest is held annually on a national level in celebration of the importance of life-long career development and the personal empowerment of all people. Events and activities in celebration of National Career Month help examine lives, careers, and the alternatives available to increase everyone’s personal success and happiness.
Adults and students enrolled in public, private schools in Maine, and students who are homeschooled in Maine are eligible to participate.
Contest division areas include:
- Primary Grades: K – 2
- Intermediate Grades 3 – 5
- Middle Grades 6 – 8
- Senior Grades 9 – 12
- Adult Student 18 and older enrolled in school
- Open Adult 18 and older (teachers, parents, professionals, etc.)
Each entry should celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme.
For further information on how to participate in the contest including eligibility requirements for both poetry and art submissions and how make submissions, please view the Maine Career Development Association’s Art & Poetry Contest Flyer and Entry Form.
Winners in each category will be posted to the MCDA website (https://www.mainecda.org/) as well as included in the MCDA newsletter! Winners will then be sent on to the NCDA to be judged nationally. National winning entries will be recognized on the NCDA website, as well as on display at the annual conference in Atlanta in 2021. The school coordinator of each state winner will receive a free year’s membership to the Maine Career Development Association!
DEADLINE: All submissions must include the official entry form, be postmarked by November 23rd, and mailed to Tara Kierstead, MCDA K-12 Representative, at the address on the entry form.
Please email Tara Kierstead at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.